Friday, January 20, 2012

NEW-Lily Pad Cards Challenge!

 This is my 2nd post for Jan. 20. If you are looking for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, please go here.
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 The BIG day is finally here! I have some VERY exciting news to share with you! That is, I was invited to be part of the Lily Pad Cards Team! Every month I will be hosting a photo inspiration challenge over Lily Pad, yes, hosting!! If you know me well, you know that I love photo inspirations. This is definitely a dream come true! I just want to sincerely thank Vicky and Deborah for having me on board! It truly is an honor! Also I want to welcome two incoming DT that will be introduced today--the talented and sweet Barb Engler and Karin A.(Peppermint Patty's Papercraft) 
Here is the list our Lily Pad Dream Team:

Please stop over the Pad to check out the other DT's inspiring cards and perhaps leave me some welcoming remarks (hint, hint)!!? Thanks in advance!
 Here is the inspiration photo to get you started. Details here!
 Our sponsor: Penny Black Stamps 
The challenge. Make a NEW card using the photo above as your inspiration. There are no product restrictions, and you can enter as many cards as you wish as long as they were not made before today’s date.
The prize. The lucky winner will receive two clear stamp sets of her choice from Penny Black .


I chose my favorite PB stamp called Peppermint Polly which is a fun and versatile image to work with!

and came up with this card
love ya
 I used the heart-shaped like flower petals and created a little bouquet of hearts! With some masking and scoring, I created a panel as a background and left the center in lighter shade or almost colorless. I embossed the little girl Polly in pink and colored her in copic markers. I kind of like how the entire color scheme fits together. The inspiration photo's colors are simply amazing! You can take the colors, sketch and theme into your very own creation and make something unique! The possibilities are endless. There is absolutely no right or wrong, you can interpret the photo however you see fit!

 I hope you can join the fun with us at Lily Pad Cards and I look forward to many fun challenges ahead!

54 comments:

Tina said...

Yes, Virginia!!! I am so happy for you and I allready know that your challenges will be very inspiring. Totally love the first one and your card could not be any pretier. Love it!

Vicky said...

I so love this challenge Virginia and I am super happy to work with you!Your card is lovely and so smart of you to use the flower as little hearts!

Isha said...

Hurray!!!! Huge congrats Virginia. Your post gave me a huuge smile...so so happy for you. You deserve it so so much and I love to get inspired by the inspiration photos you choose. Your card is cute too:)

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Congratulations Virginia. And great take on the photo:)

Barb said...

eeeek!!! i LOVE what you've done with the coloring on this image...wow! it's like looking at a color negative...genius and so creative as usual :)

Lynn said...

Virginia, your take on your photo inspiration is amazing! Way to go on being on the DT and being a host. Fabulous!!

onecraftymama said...

Congratulations, Virginia! What a grand thing - I hope we'll see some of your own photos as inspiration challenges too :)
Super sweet card - love the unique colouring & the sweet little heart pearls!

Anette said...

Congratulations, Virginia, how exciting!

Karen B. said...

This is excellent news! Congratulations, so excited to play along! Your card is beautiful.

joy said...

Congrats, Virginia! WOW! I love the first inspiration "view" you have chosen and the card you made is the bomb! Penny Black has some fabulous stamps; I need more of them! Which means that I should make a card for this challenge, right??

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card and congrats girlie!!!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome news and awesome card! Congrats Virginia!!

Cathy Fong said...

wooohooo!!! sooo happy for you, Virginia!恭喜恭喜! what a great news! I love that name' Virginia's View.and that photo is so lovely!

CinnamonSally said...

Huge Congratulations Virginia on your DT spot. Really looking forward to playing along with your new challenge!

Lin said...

Another thing we can share, little sis! So very excited to have you joining us!! You chose the perfect inspiration for your first challenge - apt for Valentine's Day and springy, too!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Yay... congrats, Virginia! Looking forward to play along.

Barb said...

The best part about this day is that I get to share it with you, V! You've been a dear friend and I'm so excited to be working with you over in the pond! Fabulous first inspiration photo and I adore your card! Hugs! :)

Angi said...

Awwww...I just love her scarf blowing in the wind. Adorable. :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

If I had this stamp it would be my fav. PB stamp too - it is super sweet and so is your card - I LOVE your take on your beautiful picture!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Cathy A said...

Congratulations on your new DT spot Virginia, love your first photo for inspiration

Laura B. said...

Big Congrats to you, Virginia!!! Love, love, love your card!! Can't wait to play along with your challenges!!

cnelson said...

WOW!!! That couldn't be more FABULOUS! !! LOVE it!!! Congrats on your exciting news!! So well deserved! !

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations Virginia. What a fabulous team to be a part of. Adorable card!

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations!! I am thrilled for you and me too, because I'll be a lucky recipient of one of your cards in the SWAP!!

I have my very own card from one of Lily Pad's brand new DT members!!

WOOHOO! :) ENJOY!!

Lisa

Nancy said...

Yippee...I'm so happy that you are a part of the creative team at Lily Pad Cards, V! Looking forward to your inspiration in the months ahead. This card is simply brilliant, so full of fun and brightness, love it!

Anni said...

Wow, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum neuen "Job"! Ich freue mich für dich! Deine Karte ist toll geworden!

AnitaRex said...

YAY! Congrats Virginia! So happy to see you joining Lily Pad!!! Love the inspiration photo challenge! Love what you picked and can't wait to play! :>

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Virginia--this is WONDERFUL news! What a gorgeous inspiration and fabulous card! LOVE your inking! I will have to see if I can play along soon:)

Anne said...

Loving your new DT assignment over at Lily Pad Virginia. Really adore this sweet card- love what you did with Peppermint Polly and making the hearts out of the flower!

Dawn said...

WOO HOO Virginia. What exciting news. Love your first inspiration photo. And your card is inspiring in its own right. Way to go!!!!!!!!!

Annette said...

Congratulations Virginia..

your card is amazing..

Kathy Martin said...

Oh that's super cute and creative! Congrats on the new gig too! :)

Helen F. said...

Virginia, your card is amazing! Love your take on this photo inspiration. Congratulations being picked for the DT at Lily Pad and on being a host!
I've joined your following so I don't miss any posts :o)

BabyBokChoy said...

HUGE congrats to you!!! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your photo series challenge Virginia! I'm looking forward to play along each month!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congrats, woo hoo that means I get to see more of your beautiful work! I love this card and the way you colored this little girl, so abstract! Hopefully I'll get to join in on this challenge too! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Tiffany said...

Very happy for you, Virginia! Have an awesome time on the design team! So happy to hear Barb is joining you all for the fun!

MarcyK924 said...

SO excited for you V! They are really getting one heck of a team! Congrats, my friend!! Can't wait to play your challenge - I think it will really cheer me up with those bright colors! XOXO

pcm said...

That's amazing news!!! Congratulations!

Brenda said...

Congrats to you and the two new DT's Virginia! I'm sure it's going to be fun! Love the inspiration photo, let's hope I can produce something as beautiful as the card you made today!

Karen from MI said...

CONGRATULATIONS, VIRGINIA~~ WOW~~ this is BIG news and you are going to do such a FANTASTIC job for Lily Pad designs team!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your FUN and COLORFUL card. It's got, "VIRGINIA" spelled all over it!! Love, Karen xoo

Lindsay said...

Way to go Virginia, so happy for you!! LOVE this card, so bright and happy!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats on being "in the pond" Virginia. You always inspire me! Love the inspiration photo you choose. I saw it on pinterest recently and pinned it too! Your card is amazing.

Maureen Morton said...

Wow - you have been keeping this huge secret so well, Virginia! So excited for you and US! Love this idea! Your card is simply adorable - you have used this stamp in such a unique way. So creative and cute! Congrats!

Linda R. said...

These cards look amazing. I love those pastel colors..

Hugs, Linda

Louise said...

Congratulations dear Virginia! You are so deserving this honor! Great inspiration and your card is beautiful!

chrystinanoel.com said...

I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations!! Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow to do this in between all of the hustle and bustle. Weird how weekends seem to fly by...

Ivanka said...

Love this idea, love your card!! Congrats on the Lily Pad DT!!!

maria f. said...

Virginia, this card is incredible, your news is incredible and the first inspiration photo is incredible (I'd already marked that one when I first saw it in Pinterest!) SOOO looking forward to playing.

Katy said...

Congratulations on hosting for Lily Pad and being on the DT team!! Love love love this sweet card!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I'm still in FL so I'm behind on my blog hopping! YAY!! This is so exciting! Congrats my friend! Love, love, love your card!

Lindsey said...

This is great, Virginia! So happy for you, and so well-deserved. And what a gorgeous first inspiration photo!

sheila said...

Congrats Virginia! I am so pleased that you and your wonderful work are getting the recognition that you so truly deserve! I think that your challenge idea is a fun one and really hope/plan to take part in it whenever I can! So happy for you ;-D

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Congrats Virginia!!! How super exciting and such a perfect fit! I'll have to try to play along.